Heliopolis

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See also: Heliópolis

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin Hēliopolis, from Ancient Greek Ἡλιόπολις ‎(Hēliópolis, Sun City), from the important solar cults of Ra and Baal.

Proper noun[edit]

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Heliopolis

  1. (historical) Iunu or On, the capital of the 13th nome of Lower Egypt in antiquity, located in the northern suburbs of modern Cairo.
  2. (historical) The city now known as Baalbek, Lebanon.
  3. A suburb of Cairo, Egypt.
  4. A suburb of Athens, Greece.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἡλιόπολις ‎(Hēliópolis, city of the sun).

Proper noun[edit]

Hēliopolis f ‎(genitive Hēliopolis or Hēliopoleos or Hēliopolios); third declension

  1. Heliopolis (city in Ancient Egypt)

Declension[edit]

Third declension, with locative.

Case Singular
nominative Hēliopolis
genitive Hēliopolis
Hēliopoleos
Hēliopolios
dative Hēliopolī
accusative Hēliopolim
Hēliopolin
ablative Hēliopolī
vocative Hēliopolis
Hēliopolī
locative Hēliopolī

The inflected forms Hēliopoleos, Hēliopolios, and Hēliopolin are only attested postclassically.

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